Did anyone else catch Saturday Night Live this past weekend? Knowing that Joseph Gordon-Levitt strips for SNL was enough to make me tune in. JGL hosted for the second time and he had Mumford and Sons as the musical act. I can’t lie when I say I usually only catch the show once a month because to me, it’s not as funny as I remember, but I did tune in for JGL.
JGL came out for his opening monologue enthusiastic and ready to go. JGl talked about how his friend Channing Tatum’s movie, Magic Mike, was the blockbuster of the summer (in the crappy movies category) and from there went into a male stripper routine. Taking his shirt off and shaking his crotch around with Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam and Booby Moynihan. A part of me felt that seeing him strip off his shirt was too much for me to handle, I still sometimes think he is still that 13 year old kid from 3rd Rock From the Sun. However, he seemed to have fun with the skit and obviously wasn’t taking himself too seriously, so it worked.
The rest of the show was pretty disappointing, only Weekend Update and the GOB commercial getting a chuckle from me. Mumford and Sons did seem like good guests to accompany JGL. Both have the same hipster street-vibe to mesh well together and they played a great two songs. At the closing of the show you can hear JGL say something along the lines of “This is for you Dan.” I imagine that was a reference to his late brother.
Two weeks before JGL’s hosting gig on SNL his was in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival to promote Looper. While there JGl showed his diva side by ordering everyone out of the room besides his manager so that he could eat. That seems a little strange to me being in a public place and wanting to be left alone. Sure, I wouldn’t want interviewers and press watching me eat either, but I’m sitting in front of a computer all day. So is all this fame getting to his head or is this little diva meal incident being taken out of proportion? Since this is the second time we’ve heard of JGL doing something out of character (saying pretty girls aren’t usually funny about Emily Blunt) we’ll have to see what he does next.